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Monday, January 7th 2013

Black IPA
(Santa Fe Brewing Company)

Clad all in black and containing a liquid that closely resembles a color close to that of the can, Santa Fe Brewing's most recent canned release, their Black IPA, is one badass can of beer. The design, which is very similar to that of their Happy Camper IPA, is the sun symbol, or Zia, that is also a part of the brewery's logo and represented on the New Mexico state flag. 

From the Black IPA can:

"What is Santa Fe Black IPA? It's everything you love about a delicious IPA, minus that incredibly predictable orange-yellow color. You're welcome. Santa Fe Black IPA. Big. Roasty. Tasty. Hoppy. Black."

Here we go...

Pour - pretty damn dark - perhaps one might even say black. Seriously though, this is close to pitch with a very nicely contrasting off-white head on top that is looking like it is going to stick around for awhile. Nice lacing as well.

Aroma - wow. Ever visit a brewery and while doing the tour they take you into the cooler where they keep all their hops? Its a place you never want to leave, we know. This beer smells like that place. Big whiffs of fresh hops, citrus and pine with some hints of malt and caramel...and Tootsie Rolls.

Taste - first sip brings about some great hop flavors like grapefruit, oranges, and pineapple. The dark roasted malt adds some bitterness and some dryness and compliments the 95 IBUs slanging hoppiness quite well. Its like someone took an amazing IPA and an amazing shot of espresso and somehow magically combined them to make something altogether fantastic. 


Overall - if you're a fan of Black IPAs/Cascadian Dark Ales/American Black Ales than you'll want to get your hands on some of these beauties. Loads of uber hoppy goodness backed up with some roasty/toasty malts. At 7.1% and 95 IBUs this is a serious beer but its also scary easy to drink. 


Note - Santa Fe Brewing Company's can designs are done by Matt McCaffree and Brad Jungles. These guys have done an amazing job giving Santa Fe Brewing's beers some great branding. Keep up the good work, we can't wait to see what comes next!


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Black IPA
Style: American Black Ale
Brewery: Santa Fe Brewing Company
Santa Fe, New Mexico  
United States  
Container: 12 oz. can
Malts: Two-Row Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Midnight Wheat
Hops: Columbus, Citra, Eldorado, Simcoe, Amarillo
ABV: 7.1%
IBUs: 95
Date: January 7th, 2013

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